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14-0-09 | Hope for children with Dravet Syndrome

University of Utah medical researchers have identified a gene that causes febrile seizures and contributes to a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome in some of the most vulnerable patients -- infants 6 months and younger. » read more

 

11-9-2009 | Epilepsy & Driving: New EU Directive comes into force

European Directive 209/112 EC, on the subject of driving licences came into law on the 29th August. The directive aims to standardise the national laws that currently exist across the EU and included in it are new regulations on epilepsy and driving. » read more

 
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25-8-2009 | New Neurologist for Cork is an epilepsy specialist

At long last another Neurologist is about to be appointed for the HSE Southern region. » read more

 

21-8-2009 | Research could lead to new treatment of epilepsy

Research by Welsh scientists could lead to radical new treatments for epilepsy. » read more

 

20-8-2009 | Photosensitive Analaysis Tool for Web Developers

Researchers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have released a free software tool that could help Web surfers susceptible to certain seizures. » read more

 

30-7-2009 | Link found between Epilepsy and Alzheimer's

The reasons behind increased seizure susceptibility in people with Alzheimer's disease have become clearer thanks to a new study from scientists at Aberdeen University. » read more

 

15-7-2009 | New Irish research published on epilepsy care in General Practice

A study published in the Irish Medical Journal has found that GPs face significant barriers in managing people with epilepsy in primary care. » read more

 

9-6-2009 | Update on changes to AED labeling in Ireland concerning increased suicidal tendencies

As previously reported by Brainwave, The FDA in the US confirmed recently that they would be putting new warnings on the labels of anti-epilepsy drugs about heightened risks of suicidal tendencies. » read more

 

5-6-09 | Valproate in pregnancy may lower child's IQ

A new American study has found that the commonly prescribed epilepsy drug Valproate should not be used in women who may become pregnant as children exposed to the drug in utero are at risk of havig lower IQ's » read more

 

4-6-2009 | Study finds epilepsy surgery safe for young children

New Canadian research has found that surgery may be a good option for young children with drug-resistant epilepsy. » read more

 
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